We invite you to take advantage of our complimentary consultation service to discuss your denture requirements.
Our experienced, caring staff will listen to your needs and discuss your treatment options in a relaxed and friendly environment. We will provide you with an obligation free treatment plan and quote.
Dentures – Your First Set
Although losing all your natural teeth can be a scary prospect it needn't be. You now have the chance to have the smile you always wanted. In conjunction with your dentist we will guide you through the process from extraction to making sure you are as comfortable as possible getting used to your new dentures.
The positive side is that you have the opportunity to choose what your new smile will look like. We endeavor to make your new dentures look as natural as possible, enhancing your features for the best possible outcome.
You have the choice of immediate dentures, which are made to be fitted straight after your natural teeth have been extracted, (minimizing bleeding and swelling) or delayed immediate dentures, where you wait 4-6 months, with no teeth, (while your gums shrink,) before having your new dentures made.
For the majority of people who don't want to be without teeth, we recommend immediate dentures as the best option. You can start smiling straight away and we know where your jaw sits naturally, which is crucial to getting optimal function of your new dentures.
As your gums shrink over the next 6 months we will help you transition through this period. Once your gums have settled your dentures will require relining which is an additional cost.
As we age natural changes occur in our gums and jaw over time. Gradually the bone beneath the gums begins to shrink meaning your dentures no longer fit like they used to. Loose, worn dentures can cause pain and discomfort and will cause you to bite incorrectly leading to jaw problems which can be difficult to correct if left untreated.
Our experienced clinical dental prosthetists are experts in identifying and correcting your denture problems. We are committed to working with you to deliver the best fitting, most aesthetically pleasing dentures which function as close as possible to your natural teeth. To this end we use the latest materials and techniques available with no short cuts.
You will have the opportunity to try your new dentures in wax, making any changes along the way, so you will know exactly how you are going to look when they are finally fitted. Only when you are completely satisfied will we proceed to finish the dentures.
If you are concerned about:
- disappearing lips
- downturned corners of the mouth
- increased lines around the mouth
- sunken area around the mouth
- sunken cheeks
- that "bulldog look"
Cosmetic Dentures can address these problems, giving you a healthier more youthful appearance. Our clients are amazed with the results that can be achieved.
Partial dentures area great cosmetic solution to filling the gaps in your smile when your remaining teeth are still in good order. Although missing back teeth are not always noticeable, wearing a partial denture can help restore proper chewing function aiding in the digestion of food.
We offer a range of partial dentures, including acrylic, flexible and metal framed partial dentures.
You will need a clearance from your dentist to certify your remaining natural teeth are sound.
Providing your dentures are not too worn and the bite is still correct it is possible to reline your dentures to improve the fit. This is usually the case for immediate dentures which will have become loose as the gums shrink and change shape following extraction of the natural teeth.
Implant Retained Lower Dentures
If you are struggling with movement of your lower denture, implant retained lower dentures may be the answer.
While the upper denture relies on suction to stay in place, in many cases the lower denture has no suction and sits on the lower jaw by way of its own weight and ability of the tongue to help the denture stay put. Most denture wearers adjust to this change but for some the lower denture can be problematic.
The solution to this is securing the lower denture by way of implants inserted in the lower jaw. The corresponding components are incorporated into the lower denture, clipping it firmly in place, allowing you to eat whatever you like with the confidence that the denture will not move in your mouth. The denture can still be removed for ease of cleaning.
There is no need to panic if your denture is breaks. In most cases we can repair it for you on the same day within 2 to 3 hours.
SR Ivocap by Ivoclar Vivadent is a unique system that permits your denture technician to fabricate high quality, better fitting, and longer lasting dentures. Using this system, your dentures are processed using continuous heat and injection pressure. This limits shrinkage and achieves excellent strength. What does this mean for you? A great fitting denture!
Benefits include less chance of irritation, lower chance of fracture, high comfort levels, and longer lasting dentures.
For a lot of us Kiwis sport is a very integral part of our social and professional lives. The importance of sports dentistry has become even greater due to the role that sports have in modern society.
The risk of sports-related injuries are present as early as early childhood play right through to later stages of our lives, hence the dental and medical professionals highly recommend custom made mouthguards for successful prevention of orofacial and dental injuries. It is important to inform athletes of the best characteristics of a custom-made mouthguard such as retention, comfort, fit, ease of speech, resistance to tearing, ease of breathing as well as good protection of the teeth, brain, jaw, neck and spine.
Discount offered for all children, adolescent, friends / family of existing patients of Merivale and Nelson Denture Clinics.
We offer a wide range of payment options:
We are pleased to offer our patients Q Card as a convenient way to pay for their healthcare needs. With 12 months no payments and no interest* on treatments $200 and over, you can get the treatment you want, when you want it. Talk to us about this payment option and begin your treatment today!
* 12 months no payments and no interest ("Payment Holiday") is available on Q Card Flexi Payment Plans. Minimum spend $200. Account Fees may apply. A $55 Establishment Fee for new Q Cardholders and a $35 Advance Fee for existing Q Cardholders will apply. Q Card Standard Interest Rate applies to any outstanding balance at end of Payment Holiday. Offer is ongoing. Q Card lending criteria, fees, terms and conditions apply.